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#1 vypurr59

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 08:20 AM

I saw a chart that had the decimal sizes for all the wiring and detailing components modelers use. Can't seem to find it now. Any help out there??

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 09:34 AM

Measure the real component. Divide by the denominator for the scale you're working in. Simple math.

For example: many plug wires are 8mm. This converts to .314961 inches (a little bigger than 1/4 inch, or .25")

Divide .314961 by 25 for 1/25 scale. You get 0.01259844

So use .0125 wire for an 8mm plug wire. It is about 28 gage. Close enough.

This chart will let you convert from the diameter you figure out (look in the second column) to the gage wire you need (read the gage in the first column):

http://www.powerstre...m/Wire_Size.htm

Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 02 September 2012 - 09:39 AM.